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August 11, 1994
An Orange County jury has awarded the top two executives of the Irvine architectural firm more than $4 million in a judgment arising from a dispute with its insurance company. Scottsdale Insurance Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., was ordered to pay the judgment to LPA Inc. Chairman Leason Pomeroy and Chief Executive Officer Robert Kupper. The awards included $2 million in punitive damages, said Los Angeles lawyer Bill Conkle, who represented LPA.
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June 17, 2001 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Culver City residents who were the first to take advantage of a new state law extending the period to file Northridge earthquake damage claims have been awarded nearly $7 million by a Los Angeles jury. For the 430 families who live in the three-story Tara Hills complex, it could be the end of an exhausting journey that began when they first filed claims after the magnitude 6.8 earthquake in 1994. "I just found out [we won] and am as pleased as could be," Bennie Dudley, 63, said Saturday.
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June 17, 2001 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Culver City residents who were the first to take advantage of a new state law extending the period to file Northridge earthquake damage claims have been awarded nearly $7 million by a Los Angeles jury. For the 430 families who live in the three-story Tara Hills complex, it could be the end of an exhausting journey that began when they first filed claims after the magnitude 6.8 earthquake in 1994. "I just found out [we won] and am as pleased as could be," Bennie Dudley, 63, said Saturday.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1994
An Orange County jury has awarded the top two executives of the Irvine architectural firm more than $4 million in a judgment arising from a dispute with its insurance company. Scottsdale Insurance Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., was ordered to pay the judgment to LPA Inc. Chairman Leason Pomeroy and Chief Executive Officer Robert Kupper. The awards included $2 million in punitive damages, said Los Angeles lawyer Bill Conkle, who represented LPA.
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February 24, 1998
An Arizona insurance firm said Monday it has agreed to purchase up to $4 million of nonvoting preferred stock in Anaheim-based Veterinary Pet Insurance, which issues insurance policies covering dogs and cats. "Pet insurance is a relatively young industry that has seen tremendous growth the last couple of years," said Mike Miller, vice president and treasurer of Scottsdale Insurance Co., which is acquiring the preferred stock.
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December 14, 1985 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
Things looked bleak for the children of Villa Park when the annual Santa Claus parade was canceled because the small Orange County city lost its liability insurance and feared being sued--for anything. But on Friday, the city found an insurance company that would cover Santa for one day only, so his ride through town atop a fire engine will go on, although rescheduled for next Saturday.
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June 4, 1986 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
The firm building a water-theme park on land near the now-defunct Lion Country Safari sued the Irvine Co. for more than $30 million Tuesday, claiming that the giant developer tried to make the park "economically unprofitable." However, "the lawsuit will in no way impair our opening," now scheduled for late June, said Bill Draney of American Sportsworld Inc., the firm developing the $5-million park along with The Splash Inc.
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December 14, 1985 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
Santa will ride through Villa Park after all, city officials said Friday, because some last-minute insurance shopping turned up a company that will cover the city for $411.55 for one day only. "Santa is gonna ride--yeah!," Ray Morgosh, marketing manager for Knox General Insurance Brokers in Orange, said Friday. City officials rescheduled Santa's visit, originally set for today, for Dec. 21, and reordered 800 pounds of candy.
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January 20, 1985 | JUBE SHIVER Jr.
Jackson Limousine Service, which considered closing last month when it learned that its car insurance rate would jump 370%, has found that California's hands-off approach to insurance regulation--which allows firms to charge whatever the market will bear--has its bright side, too. E. J. Jackson, owner of the Los Angeles-based limousine service, had received notice Dec. 10 from National Indemnity Co.
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May 24, 1994 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an action that may affect the price and availability of insurance for small businesses, a Woodland Hills-based insurer filed suit against four out-of-state competitors and their California brokers, accusing them of illegally selling cut-rate coverage in California. Crusader Insurance Co.
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August 28, 1985 | MARILEE ENGE, Times Staff Writer
A year ago Linda Darby paid $70 to insure her tiny day-care operation. This year her insurance rates skyrocketed to $505 to cover the six children she cares for in her Escondido home, a problem that is driving small day-care operators out of business, she said. As a result, Darby and other members of the San Diego County Family Day-Care Assn.
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February 11, 1986 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Like the Los Angeles Metro Rail project, the Griffith Park Pony Ride is in danger. The ride's owner, Hank Bronk, had his liability coverage canceled by his insurance company, effective Feb. 20, and he has been unable to find another carrier.
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